With a generous gift from Yale College alumni Jennifer Millstone ’00 and David Millstone ’99, ISPS launched a new a program in 2022 to provide support for Yale undergraduate students who are exploring careers in public service through summer internships in government. Students accepted into the Millstone Fellowship receive a stipend to pay for housing, transportation, and other expenses while gaining valuable experience and building a network of peers and professional contacts in pursuit of careers in public service.
Led by faculty director Christina Kinane, this year’s program has attracted seven inaugural fellows who will be working at the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury Department, and other highly competitive destinations in government.
The Inaugural Class of Millstone Fellows:
Major: Global Affairs and Certificate Programs in Spanish and Portuguese
Millstone Internship: U.S. Department of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs
Experience: Michaela has worked as an intern with the office of U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)., the Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Higher Education, and the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership.
Activities: She is a fellow with Yale’s MacMillan Center Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies. She serves on the board of Bridges ESL, a club that offers free English lessons to immigrants, and Y2Y New Haven, a student-run crisis housing program for young adults. She was drawn to an internship at the Department of Defense after participating in the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative in 2022, through which she traveled to Israel and Palestine with West Point cadets to study conflict resolution, civil-military relations, and the United States’ role in the Middle East.
Millstone Internship: U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Experience: Rachel has worked as an intern for U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent.
Activities: She serves as president of the Yale Undergraduate Women’s Athletic Network, communications director for the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, and events director on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. In addition, she plays on Yale’s Division 1 field hockey team, volunteers with the Yale Law School Prison Letter Project and a soup kitchen, and dons the costume of her residential college’s mascot for campus events.
Major: Political Science and Economics
Millstone Internship: U.S. Treasury Department Office of Economic Policy
Experience: Caleb has worked as a summer analyst for Goldman Sachs and as an intern with U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), the New Haven Mayor’s Office, and the financial services company Morningstar.
Activities: He was opinion editor for the Yale Daily News, leading outreach for a more diverse and inclusive desk, and now serves as co-editor-in-chief of The Comma, a new campus publication centered on cultural criticism.
College: Benjamin Franklin
Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics
Millstone Internship: Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney
Experience: Ethan worked as a research and policy analysis extern for District Public, a company that helps New York City schools collect, analyze, and utilize data. He has also worked as an intern for the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee and as a page for the U.S. Senate.
Activities: He is president of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, organizing students to work on issues related the criminal justice system, and a member of the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, helping provide legal access to underprivileged individuals.
Major: Political Science
Millstone Internship: Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
Experience: Zoe has worked with the New Haven Federal Public Defender’s Office, the City of New Haven, and the Yale Interactive Machines Group.
Activities: She was elected as Yale’s youngest-ever student body vice president, representing more than 6,000 students and helping to lead more than 50 student officers. Previous roles on the Yale College Council include Executive Board equity director and senator. As legislative captain for Yale College Democrats, she worked on state gun control legislation and research on the effects of COVID-19 on the prison system.
College: Timothy Dwight
Major: Philosophy and History
Millstone Internship: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General
Experience: Kyle works as an editorial intern with the Yale Law Journal and worked as a teaching fellow with Breakthrough at Kent Denver, a series of educational programs to support students in need. He has also worked as an assistant coach for his Colorado high school’s mock trial team.
Activities: He has held leadership roles for the Yale Undergraduate Moot Court, including captain of the oral argument team and director of the school’s first undergraduate invitational competition.
College: Grace Hopper
Major: Political Science (Intensive)
Millstone Internship: Judge Amul Thapar, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
Experience: Ethan has served as an intern for U.S. District Judge Stephen P. McGlynn, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Social Security Administration, California state Sen. Jerry Hill, and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).
Activities: He has been an editorial intern for the Yale Law Journal, a volunteer teacher for Splash at Yale, a musician at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel, an assistant coach for a California school mock trial team, and a volunteer with the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco.